Join JWI at the home of former Women to Watch honoree Lynn Morgan for a conversation about women's mentorship. Hear Kerry Brodie, founder and CEO of Emma’s Torch, and Dana Marlowe, founder and executive director of Support the Girls and founder and principal partner of Accessibility Partners, share their inspiring experience as part of JWI's Young Women's Leadership Network's 1-on-1 Mentorship Program. Members of the Network are partnered with JWI Women to Watch honorees - inspiring Jewish women leaders and role models - for professional development and personal, financial, and career guidance. And meet this year's local Women to Watch gala luncheon honorees and kick off Women to Watch season.
Wine and light hors d’oeuvres served. Address provided upon registration.
Dana Marlowe is an architect of inclusion and accessibility, working for equal access for people with disabilities in all facets of society. As the founder of the nationally-renowned disability and accessibility advocacy information technology consulting firm Accessibility Partners, she directs a team of skilled accessibility engineers with and without disabilities to help improve communication access for people of all abilities. Dana also works tirelessly to better the lives of homeless women. As the founder of Support the Girls, she has created a nationwide network of affiliates to facilitate the donation of bras and feminine hygiene products to homeless and low-income women. The movement has been showcased in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Yahoo News, The Today Show, Kveller, NationSwell, and many other news outlets. Dana is at the forefront of this movement that has helped thousands of women by bolstering their dignity, self-esteem, and better health.
Kerry Brodie dreamed of Emma’s Torch long before it became a reality. Cooking has always been her passion: At the age of five, she started training under the watchful eyes of her grandmother, a former caterer and event planner. Working in media - as the global press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign and the director of communications at the Israeli Embassy - the daily headlines about the refugee crisis screamed in her face. The time to act is now, she decided. After all, as Anne Frank once said, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Isn’t it though? Kerry is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, where she won the Wusthof Award for Leadership. She holds a Masters in Government from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University.